Build Low, SHIFT High
Speed the delivery of software to the high-side by enabling low-side development.
SHIFT is a leading SaaS/PaaS emulation and testing platform that emulates high-side, air-gapped and restricted Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Regions. It provides detailed feedback on interactions that your workload makes within these environments and most importantly, tells you how to fix your code – so it is guaranteed to execute in any target region.
Commercial software is not inherently designed to run in restricted and classified environments, where security must meet very strict standards. With SHIFT, your development team can expedite the launch of your commercial software in these restrictive cloud regions.
SHIFT is a 2020 Government Innovation Award winner. Read more here or download a fact sheet below.
Allows users to customize their emulated region to include forecasting for future cloud services and features not yet available in the desired air-gapped region.
Seamlessly switch between target emulated regions including AWS Secret Region, AWS Intelligence Community Region, AWS GovCloud, and Azure Government Secret, as well as between types of emulation environments.
Keep control of your intellectual property by keeping workloads in your own cloud account, under your own security controls, boundaries, and monitoring.
Integrate cross-account credential services into your workloads using our emulation of CAP and GEOAxIS, the Top Secret and Secret cloud credential providers.
Software Vendors and SaaS Providers
Air-gapped and restricted cloud environments are often a mystery to developers outside the public sector. SHIFT shows vendors how their application operates in air-gapped regions and allows vendors to maintain ownership of their product.
Cloud Service Providers
Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) want to offer government customers best-of-breed commercial applications. Vendors need to see a return on their investment to provide their applications to customers on the high-side. SHIFT helps both the CSP and the vendor serve the end customer more effectively.
There are limited commercial applications available to the Intelligence and Nation Security communities. SHIFT enables these apps to work for federal customers, while opening the door for them to work with uncleared candidates and ultimately help to drive cloud adoption across the government.
With SHIFT, system integrators (SIs) can differentiate themselves by utilizing a hybrid mix of both cleared and uncleared personnel, provide a better avenue to 3rd party application integration in their solutions, use it as a training platform or enable telework.
How It Works
Create a SHIFT account
To get started with SHIFT, you can email SHIFT@applied-insight.com for subscription information. Once subscribed, your account is registered and you can add additional users to your project based on the number of users you’ve purchased with your subscription.
Connect your AWS environment to SHIFT
Connecting with SHIFT is easy and virtually completely automated. If requested, a SHIFT expert will walk you through the set-up process – which should take less than ten minutes.
Once your AWS environment is connected to SHIFT, you can simulate the air-gapped environment!
"We were fortunate to have discovered the SHIFT platform before attempting to get our product operational in C2S. Using SHIFT saved us a lot of time and potential headaches by allowing us to quickly identify where we might run into problems deploying in a C2S environment. With the SHIFT dashboard and traffic reports, we could promptly iterate through any identified potential issues and immediately verify in SHIFT that the resulting changes we made in our product took care of the potential problem in a C2S deployment. Additionally, the team at Applied Insight supporting us throughout the project has been tremendous. They helped us with any problem we ran into with the SHIFT environment or answered any questions we had immediately. We are excited to continue this great partnership with Applied Insight using SHIFT to verify that our new product builds are as C2S ready as they can be."
"Prior to SHIFT, our engineering team had built its own emulation test suite because everything else on the market was so deficient. It was better, but still limited. Then we met Applied Insight and SHIFT. From the start, they provided guidance for our overall C2S integration strategy and helped us quickly close the gap to delivering our solution on the high side. SHIFT is truly a force multiplier for us and our mission partners."
"We'd been trying to put our product on the C2S marketplace for over 4 months. We spent multiple hours deploying AMIs to C2S, however, each time we were hit with new errors that we didn't have a way to replicate on the low side. With SHIFT, we're close to getting our product in the C2S marketplace and have a clear, reproducible way to test our application prior to shipping to C2S. Additionally, SHIFT support has been tremendous. Our questions have been answered right away the support staff have deep expertise in the quirks between AWS [Commercial Cloud] and C2S."
"[The] SHIFT platform took a fundamentally different technical approach to C2S emulation which has not been accomplished by anyone else in the market. In addition, their professional services staff was high-touch and attentive, making our use of SHIFT a productive and successful experience. We look forward to continuing our relationship with [SHIFT]."
"Within a matter of hours, [SHIFT] was able to solve some long-standing issues with our ICMP product and they helped get our product operational in C2S. [SHIFT] is actively working with [us] to enhance our solution for future customer installs. We have been thoroughly impressed with their skill set and we're very excited to be working with them on this growing area for public sector organizations."
Disclaimer: Some of these testimonials were shared, with their permission, while SHIFT was owned by Applied Insight's wholly-owned subsidiary, Digital Age Experts, LLC (DAE). The quotes have been updated to remove the legal name DAE, as this company has now been fully absorbed into Applied Insight, LLC.
Monthly or Annual
SHIFT subscriptions are available in a variety of options to support any project; we have Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise level tiers. The platform also comes with customizable user quantities, with just a single user license or user packs based on the scope of your work.
There is no annual commitment required, and we can provide pricing on a per-month basis.
Unlimited Testing Access 24/7
Custom support/consulting packages are available upon request.